Patents by Inventor Osamu Kimura

Osamu Kimura has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200020914
    Abstract: A connection module includes a busbar holding module, and an external connection busbar holding portion that is disposed on the busbar holding module. The busbar holding module includes an insulating protector configured to hold a plurality of busbars. The external connection busbar holding portion includes a first external connection busbar having an elongated shape, a second external connection busbar to which an external connection component is to be bolted, and an external connection busbar protector. The insulating protector includes a first engaging portion configured to be engaged with the external connection busbar protector, and the external connection busbar protector includes a first engaged portion configured to be engaged with the first engaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Seishi KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10495458
    Abstract: An image processing system for a vehicle includes: a viewpoint image generating unit that generates a viewpoint image viewed from a predetermined virtual viewpoint when assumed that a surrounding image corresponding to surrounding image data is projected on a virtual projection plane whose arrangement position has been set in advance, based on inclination information corresponding to an inclination of the vehicle and the surrounding image data obtained by capturing an image of a periphery of the vehicle; and an output image generating unit that generates and outputs output image data in order to cause a display device to display an output image in which an own vehicle model image having an inclination according to an inclination of the vehicle corresponding to the inclination information is superimposed on the viewpoint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naotaka Kubota, Tetsuya Maruoka, Yoji Inui, Takashi Hiramaki, Osamu Kimura, Itsuko Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20190361712
    Abstract: A data processing device includes: a functional-process-module storage unit to store a functional process module for data processing; a setting-information storage unit to store setting information for an execution sequence of a plurality of the functional process modules and for target input data on which the functional process module performs a functional process; and a process manager unit to cause the functional process module to perform a functional process on the target input data on a basis of a sequence set in the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu NASU, Naoyuki KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190356094
    Abstract: A connection module includes a busbar holding module including insulating protectors and an external connection busbar holder disposed above the busbar holding module. The insulating protectors include fixing portions joined to fixed portions provided in the power storage elements or another member to secure the external connection busbar holder. The external connection busbar holder includes a first external connection busbar and a second external connection busbar to which external connection members are bolted and engaging portions that engage with the fixing portions. Each of the fixing portions includes a fixing-reinforcement portion that is displaced to fill the clearance between the fixing portion and the fixed portion in response to engagement with the engaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD, SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Seishi KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10446847
    Abstract: A non-aqueous lithium-type power storage element obtained by a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte and an electrode laminate having a negative electrode body, a positive electrode body, and a separator being accommodated in an exterior body, wherein: the negative electrode body includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material including a carbon material capable of occluding and releasing lithium ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Okada, Yuima Kimura, Yusuke Yamahata, Osamu Saito, Kensuke Niimura, Hidefumi Takami
  • Patent number: 10429592
    Abstract: A receptacle connector comprises a receptacle ferrule, and a receptacle housing including a cavity housing the receptacle ferrule and a cavity housing a plug connector. The receptacle ferrule includes an optical coupling surface (front surface). An opening area of the cavity on a cross section vertical to an inserting direction of the plug connector to the receptacle housing is smaller than an opening area of the cavity on the cross section vertical to the inserting direction. In a second state after being optically coupled, the optical coupling surface (front surface) is positioned inside the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro Watanabe, Dai Sasaki, Osamu Shimakawa, Hajime Arao, Motoyoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190288552
    Abstract: When a pulsed waveform is used to transmit power-supply power in a form of a power packet etc., a filter for reducing harmonic components is disposed on a power transmission side. A switch and a control portion for controlling ON/OFF of a function of the filter are provided to turn ON the function of the filter limitedly at each of timings t1 to t2 and t3 to t4 at which the power is transmitted. The harmonic components are reduced from the waveform of the transmission power by the function of the filter. Radiation noise generated by the wire harness is reduced in a high frequency region. The function of the filter is turned OFF at a timing at which digital information is transmitted so that a waveform of the digital information can be prevented from being deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Osamu Kimura
  • Patent number: 10410769
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connection module that allows miniaturization of a coupling structure for insulating protectors. A connection module includes a plurality of bus bars and a plurality of insulating protectors that insulate and hold the plurality of bus bars. Each of the insulating protectors includes at least one of a lock portion that includes a lock protrusion and that is provided for coupling with an adjacent insulating protector and a guide portion that guides the lock protrusion of the lock portion provided in the adjacent insulating protector such that the lock protrusion is engaged with the guide portion. The lock portion includes a guide receiving portion into which the guide portion is to be inserted, and the guide portion includes a lock engagement portion with which the lock protrusion is to be engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukushima, Osamu Nakayama, Katsushi Miyazaki, Seishi Kimura, Tetsuya Fujita
  • Patent number: 10389072
    Abstract: A connection module includes a busbar holding module including insulating protectors and an external connection busbar holder disposed above the busbar holding module. The insulating protectors include fixing portions joined to fixed portions provided in the power storage elements or another member to secure the external connection busbar holder. The external connection busbar holder includes a first external connection busbar and a second external connection busbar to which external connection members are bolted and engaging portions that engage with the fixing portions. Each of the fixing portions includes a fixing-reinforcement portion that is displaced to fill the clearance between the fixing portion and the fixed portion in response to engagement with the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukushima, Osamu Nakayama, Katsushi Miyazaki, Seishi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10388941
    Abstract: A connection module configured to connect a plurality of battery packs having positive and negative electrode terminals, the connection module including an insulating member having a holding portion that holds a bus bar configured to connect electrode terminals of adjacent battery packs, and a temperature detection portion that detects the temperature of the bus bar, the insulating member having a temporary locking portion that detachably locks the temperature detection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakayama, Seishi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190244324
    Abstract: A display control device according to an embodiment includes an acquirer configured to acquire image data from an imager to image surroundings of a vehicle, storage that stores therein vehicle-shape data representing a three-dimensional shape of the vehicle, and a display processor configured to display a certain region of the vehicle-shape data at transmittance different from transmittance of another region, when superimposing, for display, the vehicle-shape data on display data which is based on the image data and represents the surroundings of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Yoji INUI, Kinji YAMAMOTO, Takashi HIRAMAKI, Takuya HASHIKAWA, Tetsuya MARUOKA, Naotaka KUBOTA, Osamu KIMURA, Itsuko FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10369665
    Abstract: This brazed structure includes a brazing sheet that has been brazed and that comprises: a core material comprising an aluminum alloy which contains 0.3-1.0 mass %, excluding 0.3 mass %, Si, 0.6-2.0 mass %, excluding 0.6 mass %, Mn, 0.3-1.0 mass %, excluding 0.3 mass %, Cu, and 0.15-0.5 mass %, excluding 0.15 mass %, Mg, with the remainder comprising Al and unavoidable impurities, and has an average crystal grain diameter of 50 ?m or larger and in which an Mg—Si intermetallic compound and an Al—Mg—Si—Cu intermetallic compound account for 40% or less of the grain boundaries; and, clad to the core material, a brazing material comprising an Al—Si alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: KOBE STEEL, LTD., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Izumi, Shimpei Kimura, Yuji Shibuya, Shoei Teshima, Hayaki Teramoto, Osamu Hakamata
  • Patent number: 10363888
    Abstract: A wire harness to be installed in a vehicle includes an electric wire and a protective tube that protects the electric wire. The electric wire is provided at the lower part of a vehicle body of the vehicle and the protective tube covers the electric wire and includes ferromagnetic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Kimura, Yoshinori Matsushita, Yasuhiro Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20190206593
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connection module that allows miniaturization of a coupling structure for insulating protectors. A connection module includes a plurality of bus bars and a plurality of insulating protectors that insulate and hold the plurality of bus bars. Each of the insulating protectors includes at least one of a lock portion that includes a lock protrusion and that is provided for coupling with an adjacent insulating protector and a guide portion that guides the lock protrusion of the lock portion provided in the adjacent insulating protector such that the lock protrusion is engaged with the guide portion. The lock portion includes a guide receiving portion into which the guide portion is to be inserted, and the guide portion includes a lock engagement portion with which the lock protrusion is to be engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Seishi KIMURA, Tetsuya FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20190181569
    Abstract: A power storage module has a plurality of power storage elements whose electrode terminals, which include a positive electrode and a negative electrode, are arranged on an electrode arrangement surface, and a connection module that is mounted to the electrode arrangement surface of the plurality of power storage elements. The connection module has an insulating protector holding a bus bar, which connects adjacent electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage elements. The insulating protector has a front wall and a rear wall that intersect a virtual plane that is parallel to the electrode arrangement surface. The front wall and the rear wall are respectively provided with protruding portions, and the protruding portions that are respectively provided on the front wall and the rear wall engage with a plurality of extending portions that are provided on the electrode arrangement surface of the plurality of power storage elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu NAKAYAMA, Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Seishi KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10318212
    Abstract: A control device includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive a write request to write content data. The processor is configured to divide the content data into leading first data and subsequent second data. The processor is configured to write the first data to a first storage resource in a first storage group among a plurality of storage groups having operating rates different from each other. The first storage group has a first operating rate higher than operating rates of any other storage groups. The processor is configured to write the second data to a second storage resource in a second storage group. The second storage group has a second operating rate lower than the first operating rate. The processor is configured to activate, in parallel with the writing of the first data, the second storage resource when the second storage resource is in a non-operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaru Shimmitsu, Mikio Ito, Osamu Kimura
  • Patent number: 10305083
    Abstract: A wiring module to be attached to a power storage element group in which a plurality of power storage elements having cathodes composed of a first metal and anodes composed of a second metal that is different from the first metal are aligned, includes: bus bars having first metal portions composed of the first metal and second metal portions composed of the second metal; an insulating protector for housing the bus bars; and detection terminals connected to the bus bars. The bus bars have overlapping portions at which portions of the first and second metal portions overlap, the overlapping portions have welded portions at which the first and second metal portions are welded, and the bus bars have terminal connection portions on which the detection terminals are overlaid, at positions different from the positions of the welded portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakayama, Naoki Fukushima, Katsushi Miyazaki, Seishi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10128651
    Abstract: An inrush current inhibiting circuit is to inhibit an inrush current flowing to a load which includes an input capacitor and a pair of output terminals. The inrush current inhibiting circuit is provided with a switching element connected to the power source and on-off controlled, a first inductor connected between the switching element and a connecting point between the one output terminal and one electrode of the input capacitor, a diode whose cathode is connected to a connecting point between the switching element and the first inductor, a second inductor connected between an anode of the diode and a connecting point between the other electrode of the input capacitor and the other output terminal, and a control part for controlling the switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsushita, Osamu Kimura
  • Publication number: 20180253106
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image in which a first connection device provided in a vehicle and a second connection device provided in a towed vehicle are captured; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire height information of the second connection device; and a guidance controller configured to calculate a positional relationship between the first connection device and the second connection device based on a display position of the second connection device in the first image and the height information, calculate a path of the vehicle until the first connection device and the second connection device are connected to each other based on the positional relationship, and to guide the vehicle along the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoji INUI, Tetsuya MARUOKA, Kazuya WATANABE, Kinji YAMAMOTO, Itsuko FUKUSHIMA, Takuya HASHIKAWA, Naotaka KUBOTA, Takashi HIRAMAKI, Osamu KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180089907
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires an image indicating a peripheral environment of a vehicle and information corresponding to a state of the vehicle, the image being captured by an imaging device that is provided in the vehicle; a memory that stores a vehicle model that indicates a three-dimensional shape of the vehicle; a processing unit that processes the vehicle model based on the information; and an output unit that superimposes the vehicle model processed by the processing unit on a position within the image indicating the peripheral environment corresponding to a position within the peripheral environment where the vehicle is present, and displays the image indicating the peripheral environment and having the vehicle model superimposed thereon on a display screen that is provided in a vehicle compartment of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya MARUOKA, Kazuya WATANABE, Yoji INUI, Kinji YAMAMOTO, Takashi HIRAMAKI, Takuya HASHIKAWA, Naotaka KUBOTA, Osamu KIMURA, Itsuko OHASHI